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V.Group Showcases Seafarer App, Manila Training Facilities

electro technology training stations.Project Embark forms part of V.Group’s growth strategy of investing heavily in recruiting, developing and engaging the best maritime talent, and contributes to the company’s ambition to transform the industry and become the leading global provider of crew management services. This month, V.Group will open a new crew management center in Mumbai, showcasing how digital technologies can be deployed to enhance the seafarer experience, and allowing shore-based staff to focus more closely on problem-solving and interacting with crew to deliver the highest level

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Crew Management: Day to Day Challenges

Tackling the time-sensitive challenges of maritime operations is at the forefront of all crew managers’ minds. They face an ongoing balancing act of supporting their Captain and crew in the best possible way to ensure a smooth and efficient running of the ship, whilst making sure it is commercially viable. This is rarely a straightforward operation, especially when it comes to managing travel for the 1.5 million people employed in the shipping sector, but there are key areas that crew managers can take into consideration.Managing costsKeeping costs under control is a big priority for crew

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V.Group Sets Out to Transform Crewing

Marine and offshore vessel management and support services provider V.Group has engaged with management consultancy Accenture to transform its approach to crew management. Named Embark, the project seeks to develop an in-house shared services model which streamlines and optimizes key processes for V.Group’s seafarers, customers and colleagues. Embark will see the introduction of new and enhanced technology to support these shared services and digitize the shipowner and seafarer experience.For customers, Embark seeks to drive cost efficiencies and vessel performance by introducing enhanced

Tommy Olofsen Managing Director OSM Crew Management (Photo: OSM)

OSM Crew Management for Lauritzen Kosan Fleet

Global ship management company OSM Maritime Group said it has been awarded full crew management of Lauritzen Kosan’s entire fleet of liquefied gas tankers, including 26 refrigerated ethylene, semi-refrigerated and pressurised gas carriers.   OSM’s focus on the provision of personal service and expert seafarers, combined with delivering business efficiencies and economies of scale, has seen the company grow considerably in 2017. This latest contract ranks as its largest individual win of the year, bringing the number of vessels OSM provides services to far beyond the 500 mark. It

From right to left – OSM crew members Giliard Damasceno Miranda (Deck Operator), Wilton Pereira Gomes (Deck Operator) and Alex Fabiano de Figueiredo Oliveira paying attention to the instructions that Bruno Araujo (back) is going through (Photo: OSM)

OSM Officially On Board Statoil’s Peregrino

Efforts in Brazil are reinforced for OSM with more than 90 specialized offshore positions officially on board the Peregrino.   “OSM Brazil have successfully mobilized our crew on board the FPSO Peregrino,” says Tommy Olofsen, Managing Director of OSM Crew Management.  OSM Maritime Group (OSM) began its journey with Statoil’s Floating Production Storage Unit (FPSO) Peregrino back in early 2016.   However, increased efforts and investments in Brazil have been ongoing since 2013 – with multiple office locations, and an EBN Certification that marks the company

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A Flexible Workforce is Crucial Offshore

until absolute confidence returns due to the risk of false starts in the market, and even at the point of confidence, it is near impossible to predict where market prices will be when considering operating models.   One option is to consider the flexibility that outsourcing brings.   A crew management partner is increasingly becoming a solution of choice for a wide range of companies both large and small. The flexibility to scale a workforce up and down to meet demand not only delivers a competitive advantage to our clients but has actually formed an essential part of their strategy as the

President /CEO Ventis, Jose Ramon R. Garcia (left), with Managing Director OSM Crew Management Ltd., Tommy Olofsen (right). (Photo: OSM)

‘K’ Line Partners with OSM for LNG Crewing

gas (LNG) carriers.   “Today marks a significant milestone in the relationship between ‘K’ Line group and OSM, in that we have signed an MOU for establishing a JV for ‘K’ Line’s LNG Filipino manning,” said Tommy Olofsen, Managing Director for OSM Crew Management.   When the two companies signed the strategic manning partnership agreement, Managing Director of “K” Line LNG Shipping (UK) Ltd., Yuzuru Goto, said, “We believe this to be an excellent partnership, from a supplier with a genuine maritime heritage, understanding of

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OSC Holds Mumbai Seafarers’ Conference

working across 41 vessels – rising 500pc since 2010 when crew numbers remained under 400.    Key topics covered during the in-depth, two-day, conference ranged from the current regulatory framework to practical situations faced at sea. Non-technical topics such as multi-cultural crew management, on-board procurement and handling of social networks were also discussed.    OSC Chief Executive Officer Tarik Al Junaidi said, “The event was attended by more than 100 members of sea and offshore staff, highlighted the company’s continuing and ceaseless commitment to

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OP/Ed: Outsourcing Boosts Marine Staffing Efficiencies

Daniel Ward, Director of staffing services provider WRS’ Marine Division, specializes in providing both contract recruitment solutions and crew management services to clients and vessel operators globally. Ward explains how outsourcing crew management functions can help marine companies increase efficiencies.    Clearly the marine industry has had a tough time this past couple of years – links to the oil and gas sector, in particular for marine operators with oil and gas supply contracts mean that the industry at large has been hugely affected by falls in commodity prices.

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WRS Singapore Relocates to Larger Premises

, WRS’ APAC Regional Director, said, “On the back of the global successes within our Marine division with key wins across the APAC region we are also launching our Marine division in Singapore. The division, alongside contract and permanent solutions, will specialize in Managed Services (Crew Management) within the shipping and crewing sectors to assist in the management of our global contracts and also to further develop and support our local client base in Singapore and the Asia region. “In the coming months WRS Singapore will also be launching operating divisions within Construction

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Bibby Ship Management Grows in the Offshore Sector

Bibby Ship Management has secured a contract to supply crew management services for Chevron’s floating storage unit, the Alba-FSU. The crew will provide operating, loading and equipment handling services on the Alba Floating Storage vessel. Mark Robertshaw, Managing Director, Bibby Ship Management – Isle of Man said: “This is an important contract for us as it underpins Bibby Ship Management’s continued growth as a trusted business partner in the offshore sector. We invest a great deal in the selection and training of our crew to ensure we provide well-qualified and

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Thome to Manage Its First DIS Vessel

Thome Ship Management has reached a new milestone by taking over the full management of its first vessel to be flagged under the Danish International Ship Register. The technical and crew management deal, signed with Danish ship owner Evergas, involves the 12,000 cubic metre ethylene carrier JS Greenstone which was placed under the Danish flag during a recent State visit by HM The Queen of Denmark and HRH The Prince Consort to China. A naming ceremony at the Sinopacific Offshore & Engineering (SOE) shipyard in Qidong was attended by Anne H. Steffensen, Director General of the Danish

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Fit for Sea Medical Program Tests 300,000th Applicant

or acceptance of accountability to ship owners for poor and erroneous assessments. Since its inception, the scheme has steadily increased the number of accredited clinics at key crewing centres around the world. Today, some 67 owners of tankers, bulkers, passenger ships and other vessels, and crew management companies, are catered for by 54 accredited clinics in 19 countries. Most fleets enjoy protection & indemnity cover from the UK P&I Club but a few continue to support PEME while placing their ships with other clubs. There are thirteen clinics in the Philippines including Manila, Davao

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